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This activity will help students to understand and explain where drinking water comes from and where wastewater goes once it leaves the home, as well as how the water we use fits into the water cycle. It is based on a story that describes the journey of a water drop from the well to the septic leaching field of a rural system. In a conversation with a little girl, the drop also describes a journey ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This activity will help students to identify ways in which water is used, determine how much water families use each day, recognize the importance of conserving water, and determine ways in which water can be conserved. The activity revolves around a simulated mystery in which the number of renters living in an apartment is determined by water usage. It is designed to lead students to recognize their ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This demonstration is designed to demonstrate the procedures that municipal water plants use to purify water for drinking. Students will discover that water treatment plants typically clean water by taking it through the processes of aeration, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection. They also learn that water in lakes, rivers, and swamps often contains impurities that make it look ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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The characters in this story learn what a Superfund site is, how it became contaminated, and how it will be cleaned up. In the course of the story, they perform an experiment that demonstrates what happened at the Superfund site, which was the contamination of the groundwater from the leaching of the tailings at an old silver mine. The experiment also illustrates the pump and treat method of restoring ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This fictional story about a real Superfund site is available in English or Spanish. The Secret of Bog Creek Farm is a story about a real Superfund site where children learn through the eyes of local residents. The story explains how soil can become polluted and how it can be cleaned up by incineration. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This activity is designed to make students aware of just how much clean fresh water is wasted while waiting for the water to become warm in our spigots. They will make predictions of the amount of time and the quantity of water wasted, collect data for the kitchen and bathroom sinks, and calculate the class average of time and water wasted per sink. They are then introduced to the concept of projections, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This collection of activities and coloring book pages presents basic information about water for younger children. It offers crosswords, a word search, a maze and other activities, all conveying the message that water is very important and should not be wasted or polluted. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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Minerals are all around us. They're in our kitchens and bathrooms, our classrooms and school buildings, and our cars and bicycles. This interactive feature lets users discover which minerals are found in items they probably encounter every day. Rolling the cursor over items in an illustrated room accesses pop-ups that describe what mineral products may be found in them. A background essay and list ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Illustration - artistic, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This basic information about groundwater describes how it is used, how it gets into the ground (infiltration), and how it is able to move underground. The site describes the saturated zone and the top of this zone, which is called the water table. An aquifer is described, along with the role of groundwater in the water cycle. There is a section about groundwater contamination and a section that suggests ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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In this lesson students learn about the differences in precipitation levels and elevation in the regions of the Nile and its source rivers (the White Nile and the Blue Nile) and will be able to explain the importance of the source rivers to civilization in Egypt. They use the MapMachine, an online atlas, and create elevation zones and precipitation maps of Africa. As they create each map, they compare ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan, Map
Subject: Climatology, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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